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The MAN NL262 was a low-floor single-deck city bus developed for continental service. In 1997, Citybus bought a batch of 60 NL262s and the first of the batch was registered HP 6440 and fleet number 1501. These buses had German configuration of large seats and spaces for standees and a wheelchair. This Super low floor bus, like the 24.350, does not kneel to the front, but to the nearside to 225mm above the road surface. The bus is of monocoque structure. In 2000, another 20 NL262s entered service. 1561, 1563 and 1564 entered service at the night of 22 March 2000. They have the same configuration as the previous batch. The other buses entered in the following days.
Discovery Bay Transport Services Limited also operates a number of NL262s. They serve a route linking Tung Chung New Town and Discovery Bay Resort Area via the Discovery Bay Tunnel, which was completed in summer 2000.
In 2004, a number of Citybus NL 262s were transferred to New Lantao Bus.
Monocoque structure means integral structure. If builds from the roof to the floor. Then the axles, engines and other fittings are fitted in. AEC Routemaster and Mercedes Benz are other examples.
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